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Washington Township Museum of Local History

The Washington Township Museum of Local History is the result of the desire of MPHF (Mission Peak Heritage Foundation) and WTHS (Washington Township Historical Society) to have a permanent place to display historical artifacts each collected over the years. The museum preserves Southern Alameda County memories, documents, artifacts, and structures from the past and shares them with present and future generations.

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Washington Township Museum of Local History
190 Anza Street
Fremont, CA 94539
Telephone: (510) 623-7907
Email: info@museumoflocalhistory.org

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Note : Dropouts, break up and occasional jumpy image and flagging visible as on tape due to physical edge stretch of tape. Description : Steve Fisher narrates the history of Drawbridge and interviews the following people: Dr. Robert Fisher (historian), Ted Harpainter (Fremont City official), Brenda Catanich, Rita Lolly, Charles Luth (former residents), Walter Stieglitz (SF Bay Wildllife Refuge manager) Additional description : Note on original container: "Mission Peak Historical...
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Description : 1. Joshua Fong's father came from China in 1917. Joshua was born in Centerville and grew up in Niles. He talks about his family farm in Niles, the Chinese camps, school, etc. 2. Laura Azeveda was born in Newman in 1914, California and was raised by Joseph and Laura Senac in Mission San Jose. She lives in the same home on Ellsworth Street where she grew up. Laura talks about her adopted family and the neighbors and businesses in town. Call Number : 2007.39.160.40 Rights : Rights...
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Note : Program recorded at very low level after 00:01:34 on Part 1. Part 2 recorded at normal level. Description : Part 1. Dr. Robert Fisher, historian, presents a slideshow & talk of Mission San Jose history. Part 2. Robert Fisher talks about megalithic “treasures” and the mystery of these rock formations and about petroglyphs of the Mission Hills area. These are taped notes regarding the rock structures. Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History....
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Description : Maria came to Centerville around 1926 from the Azores, visiting relatives with her parents. Maria married and stayed, she had 4 boys; Phil Brazil with Fremont schools, Edward with Newark Fire Dept., Rudy a businessman. Her husband worked for Morton Salt. There is lots of of talk about businesses and growing up in Centerville. Maria was very active in civic and church organizations. Call Number : 1996.3.12.30 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History....
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Description : Vernon “Pop” Gould presents a brief history of his time in Washington Township (beginning in 1924) and his views of the communities that now make up Union City. The first half of the meeting is Gould speaking and the second half of the presentation includes residents speaking about Union City. Call Number : 2009.10.5.1 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Note : Interviewees are recorded at extremely low level. Content ends abruptly. Description : Bruce Roeding talks about the Roeding family and the California Nursery which participated in the 1915 Panama Exposition, and the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition. The also hosted an annual bulb show on the nursery grounds. Bruce and his mother also talk about Niles during and after WWII. Call Number : 2007.39.160.44 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local...
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Description : Wallace Pond talks about Irvington when he arrived with his parents and siblings in 1921. His father was a pharmacist Wallace describes Irvington through rich descriptions and stories. He also talks about the main roads of Fremont. Call Number : 2007.39.160.41 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
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Description : Vernon “Pop” Gould and Tillie Logan Gould talk about Washington High School , football, athletic fields and plaques. Pop Gould was principal of Washington High School and Tillie was from the Logan Family. Call Number : 2007.39.160.37 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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Note : Cuts in tape, content ends abruptly. Background noise and varying audio levels on tapes as recorded. Multiple interview sessions and speakers. Description : Part 1: Mary Silva talks on a walking tour of Alvarado and then the group talks in are Marys home. Mary Silva came to Alvarado from the Azores in 1904 at the age of 7. Her entire life was in Alvarado. She worked at Leslie Salt. Mary talks about China town and many buildings and people she remembers. Two events that are discussed at...
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Description : Louis DiGuilio's family owned the Pontiac Garage in Niles. He reviews a list of names of Niles personalities and tells stories about Niles Sign. Louis says there were four bars in town, the Wesley Hotel, the Stumble-Inn, the Traveler’s Rest, and Sam Thornally’s poolroom (where Joe’s Corner is). One of the bars had a parrot that would say “Check the carriage” and eventually the Prohi’s (revenuers) figured out that’s where the bottle was...
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Additional Title : Driscoll Family Description : Part 1 and Part 2: Ellen Cornish and Robert Fisher interview decedents of Whipple family, Mrs. Whipple, Tom Whipple, son of John Whipple II, and another woman (?). They discuss the first Whipples that arrived in 1856 in the area, John Cleveland Whipple and his brother Rufus. They describe life in the are and their relations and farming in the area. Part 3: Ellen Cornish interviews Rose Driscoll. Rose Driscoll who was born in 1881 on a ranch...
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Note : Interviewer recorded at low level. Description : Laura Whipple talks about the family move from Oakland to Niles and then about families (Donavan, Tyson, Nichols, Ford, Sanbourne), places (Vallejo Mills Niles school) and other topics (water rights). Call Number : 1000.65.02 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Note : Machine noise on original tape and speakers are recorded at a somewhat low level. Description : Jack Stevenson discusses his family that moved from Michigan to Centerville (Fremont) and bought a large ranch. The first home was built in 1853. Many different settling families are mentioned in addition to his own: Juries, Halpis, Mallon, Francis, Mowrys, Beards, Machados, Rix,, Bernhardt, Plummer, Hawley, Andrades, Emersons (especially Doc Emerson), and Larkins. Many places in Fremont are...
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Additional Title : Warm Spring Hotel Description : Part 1: Hal Angus talks about living in Niles and memories of Essanay Film Studio. Part 2: Hal Angus talks about Essanay days. Part 3: Hal Angus continues his discussion of Niles and Essanay studios. Part 4: Hal talks about filming and then Frank Copeland talks about baseball in Niles during Essanay times. Call Number : 2007.39.160.52 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Note : Problems with speed fluctuation, especially on Parts 2 and 3. Description : Part 1: Antone was born and raised in Newark in 1883. He talks about George Patterson and other large land owners, Henry Burdoc, Newark school, artisan wells. Part 2: Antone had the Midway Garage on Jarvis and Fremont Blvd where he raised his family. Talks about Newark salt industry, farming, the railroad, Dugan Hotel and Carter Car Co., foundries. Part 3: Anthony Bettencourt continues to talk about Newark area,...
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Note : Speed fluctuations on original tape on Part 1. Recorded in crowd situation with many people speaking at one. Description : Georgia Wagner discusses her memories of Centerville, Newark, the Snyder family and several other families. Call Number : 1996.3.12.07 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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Description : Born in 1920, Jack talks about living and growing up in Niles. His dad was a blacksmith for Essanay. Other topics include the quarries (Pacific Coast Aggregate), Frank "Fat" Rose, trains, boy scouts, Roedings, Shinns, Kimber, Blacow. Call Number : 2007.39.160.32 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Note : Tyson recorded at low level. Description : Harriet Tyson Kaiser talks about the Tyson family in Niles and the many relationships. She has many stories of the families. Additional Description : Note on original container: "Interview of Harriet (Tyson) Kaiser by Nancy Lorrigan." Call Number : 1996.3.12.27 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Note : Program becomes extremely muffled after 00:10:20 on Part 1, improves somewhat around 00:15:00. High amount of hiss and machine noise throughout. Description : Part 1: Elizabeth was born near the Patterson ranch in 1888. She talks about the Patterson Ranch, downtown Centerville and the people who lived there and discusses Dumbarton Point. Part 2: Elizabeth discusses Irvington including county county libraries. She lived in Irvington, Decoto and Centerville. Call Number : 1996.3.12.09...
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Note : Background noise and audio levels vary in different tour settings. Description : This is a tour conducted by Dr. Robert Fisher, of first the Patterson Ranch, secondly of the Shinn property. At the beginning he is promoting the creation of a "Pioneer Village" at the ranch. This would have been when Brooks & Singer Developers still owned the house, before ranch was opened to the public, and Mission Peak Heritage was still restoring it. Call Number : 2007.39.160.12 Rights :...
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Note : Program recorded at low level. Increased hiss towards end of both parts make speakers difficult to hear. Description : Ellen Cornish regarding Fremont history. Ellen was the librarian at Irvington Library who was in charge of the local history collection. She talked to a class conducted by Philip Holmes regarding local history on November 3, 1975. Call Number : 2007.39.160.33 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Description : Georgia outlines the family tree the Scotts at Scotts Corner, the Snyder Family, to Georgia’s mother Minnie Chalmers. Call Number : 1996.3.12.03 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements,...
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Description : At her home on Bay Street, Irvington, Ca. Winnie Pereira talks aboutof Old Mission San Jose, the stores and people that where in the area while she was growing up. Call Number : 2007.39.160.45 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Note : High background noise and machine noise makes interviewee difficult to hear. Content ends abruptly. Description : Lawrence Millard, farmer of Irvington. Millard family came to the area in the late 1880s. Call Number : 1996.3.12.2A-B Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction...
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Note : High background noise on tape. Some speakers are far from microphone and difficult to hear. Description : Students are interviewing the Maria Pine whose family owned the property where Hopkins Junior High is located. Maria's grandfather came to Irvington in 1904. Maria describe the farm and the area in the 1940s. Call Number : 1000.65.1 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Note : Recorded at low audio level. Description : Ferdinand Mosegaard was born in Centerville in 1897. His father owned Storybrook Park in Niles Canyon. Ferdinand remembers about the Essanay movies productions. His wife, Palmyra Pine Mosegaard, was born in Alviso and lived on Mowry Road. Call Number : 2007.39.160.51 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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Note : Speed fluctuations and variable audio level, especially on Part 2. Description : Margaret tells how she came from Ireland at age 17 with her brothers. They discuss the extended Overacker family and the property they owned in the area. Call Number : 1996.3.12.04 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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Note : Speed fluctuations during introduction. Main program recorded at high level, resulting in distortion. Description : Ohlone College board meeting discussing location of the new campus. Call Number : 1996.3.12.35 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may...
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Description : Marge Callow discusses her family history and the history of Newark . Call Number : 2007.39.160.25 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
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Note : Program recorded at low level, especially on Part 2. Content ends abruptly. Description : Wesley Gordon, teacher and paleontologist, led groups of students to excavate /collect fossils from the Bell Quarry in Irvington , Ca. Wesley discusses the Bell family, the excavations and the importance of this location. This talk is in conjunction with a slide show and fossil examples. Call Number : 2007.39.160.02 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History....
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Description : Wesley Gordon, teacher and paleontologist, led groups of students to excavate /collect fossils from the Bell Quarry in Irvington, Ca. Wesley discusses the Bell family, the excavations and the importance of this location. This talk is in conjunction with a slide show and fossil examples. Call Number : 2007.39.160.04 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair...
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Additional Title : Warm Spring Hotel Description : Public discussion at city council meeting regarding use plan for Warm Springs Hotel property. Speakers include: Unknown, Dean Preston, Dr. Robert Fisher, Sherry Nighshwonger Call Number : 1996.3.12.20 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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Description : Ruy Kern is a descendant of JJ Vallejo. Ruy narrates the family history in Mission San Jose and Vallejo Mills. He also describes several family pictures and artifacts. Call Number : 1996.3.12.08 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Note : Speed fluctuations during Part 2. Description : Edna Tyson talks about the Tyson family settling in Niles in 1850. William Tyson built their home in 1868. They had nine children (Emiline Morrison was the wife). Edna discusses the families and their relationships. Call Number : 1996.3.12.10 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Note : Cuts in tape. Different programs recorded at different audio levels. Description : 1. Lila (unknown) talks about the history of Drawbridge; 2. Harry Avila briefly talks about Warm Springs personalities and the Japanese; 3. Robert Fisher conducts a slide show with historical maps and slides of landings from Alvarado area south to Warm Springs. Call Number : 2007.39.160.20 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
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Note : Audio level varies, especially on Part 2. Description : Part 1. Wesley Gorden gives a slideshow and talk about the fossil findings at the Bell Quarry in Irvington, Ca. Part 2. Group discussion about where Wesleys collection of fossils should be housed. Call Number : 2007.39.160.03 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Shirley Fernandez talks about life in Mission San Jose; school, church, and the Mission. Call Number : 2007.39.160.55 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Note : Program recorded at low level with high level of hiss. Description : Bruce MacGreger talks about the history of the South Pacific Railroad and the City of Newark, plus the return of caboose #47, originally built in Newark. Call Number : 2007.39.160.15 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition,...
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Note : Hiss and background noise as on original recording. Speakers are occasionally far from microphone and difficult to hear. Description : Allan Walton leads a walking tour of Centerville where he was born and raised. He remembers how the town looked in 1906 and how it has changed. Walton was a pharmacist who owned a pharmacy and other properties in town. Call Number : 2007.39.160.35 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Machine noise and audio distortion on Part 2. Additional Title : Weed Building Description : Re-recording of the Historical Archtectural Review Board meeting. Recorded by Dr. Robert B. Fisher. Call Number : 1996.3.12.21 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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Note : Content begins and ends abruptly. Description : Dolores Rose talks all about what it was like growing up in Niles from the 30s to the 50s when tract were built and some of the "old timers" moved out. There were stories about what the town was like and that it seemed very isolated and had little happening. Joe's Corner was her favorite place and the kids would go there to get ice cream from the stand out in front of there. She grew up in the Depression era so she talked about...
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Note : Program recorded at low level. Description : Tour and walk to the Ohlone Mound in Coyote Hills. Discusses Ohlones at Coyote Hills Call Number : 2007.39.160.21 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
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Note : Extremely high hiss, speakers are difficult to hear. Description : 1. Bruce MacGreger discusses the wetlands and human impact on them. 2. Mike Bitsko, Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge interpreter, discusses wetlands and historic preservation of Drawbridge, Alviso and Newark Landing. Call Number : 2007.39.160.14 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair...
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by Fisher, Robert
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Note : Periodic pops. Varying audio levels and quality according to original source recordings. Breaks in content from 00:19:25 - 00:19:56 and 00:23:27 - 00:23:57. Additional Title : Excerpts Description : Interview excerpts introduced by Robert Fisher including: Elizabeth Lowrie, Antone Amaral-trains, Nellie Dollins, Antone Amaral-landings, Tom Wauhab, Margaret Overacker, Marie Bishop and Hal Angus, Ernestine Rose Alviso Chapman Ponsford Call Number : 1996.3.12.32 Rights : Rights are owned by...
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Note : Program recorded at very low level, especially towards end of tape. Description : Tina (Leotine) Costa was born in Niles (1907).Tina tells about her family, Essanay days, growing up in Niles. Tina married at age 16 and worked for the Pioneer newspaper. She also describes Alvarado and her husband talks a bit about Newark.   Call Number : 2007.39.160.19 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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by MacGregor, Bruce
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Description : Keith Knofs talks about the Graham foundry and the stove manufacturing. His father in law was George Graham, brother of James. He was in the sales department and seems to have worked mostly out of San Francisco. Lots of discussion of the different types of stoves made in Newark. He tells a quick story that the name Wedgewood came from an actual wedge of wood, not the English pottery. There's some talk near the end about the Graham house in Newark. Call Number : 1996.3.12.12 Rights...
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Note : Program recorded at low level, with high amount of hiss and machine noise. End of Part 2 is especially difficult to hear. Description : Maime Amaral Roderick (1896), Annie Amaral Flores (1903) and Annie's husband, Clarence Flores, discuss growing up in Alvarado. They talk about Chinatown and floods . Their father, Joe Amaral, operated a barbershop and bar in Alvarado. Call Number : 2007.39.160.13 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or...
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Description : Mrs. Karp came to the Niles area in 1919 to run a rest home with her husband.  She bought the Pickering house later.  There is some discussion of various houses in the area and a little bit on Niles when she first arrived. Call Number : 1996.3.12.05 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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Washington Township Museum of Local History
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Note : Machine noise and hum on original recording. Description : Jack Parry talks about Fremont incorporation and the first years of the city. He was on first city planning commission and city councilman in 1960 and mayor in 1962. Call Number : 2007.32.17 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition,...
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Description : First Fremont City Council Meeting in new government building, March 29, 1969 Call Number : 2004.8.8.3c Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
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Note : Delay between channels until 00:00:33. Content ends abruptly. Description : Burdette Williams talks about the Chadbourne Farm and the Chadbourne Carriage House where he lived and farmed. Williams also talks about farming in the area with his brother, in the business, Williams Bros., which shipped first tomatoes to New York in 1924. Call Number : 2007.39.160.43 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Fisher, Robert
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Description : Randy Power talks about John M. Horner, pioneer of Washington Township Call Number : 1996.3.12.23 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : Program recorded at low level with high amount of hiss. Description : Frank Raymond Copeland was born in Irvington in 1899. He talks about Irvington with descriptions of people, places and events. Call Number : 2007.39.160.54 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Description : Marie Bishop talks about Portuguese immigrants farming near Niles,memories of the Essany actors including Anderson and Chaplin, and the Belvoir Hotel. Call Number : 2007.39.160.49 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : Abreu interview cuts at 00:07:06 on Part 1. Bunting interview begins at 00:07:33 on Part 1. Description : Part 1: Manuel Abreu came to Alviso area in 1921. Manuel talks about Farias, work, and the blacksmith shop. The interview was done on Oct 6, 1993 in Glenmore; BJ Bunting discusses working in the rairoad and being a yard master nesr Shinn house. Part 2: BJ Bunting continues his talk about the railroads in and near Niles. Call Number : 2007.39.160.1 Rights : Rights are owned by...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : Program recorded at low level; high level of hiss makes program difficult to hear, especially towards end of tape. Description : Thomas Elliott (blacksmith for Essanay) and his wife Bertha Abrott Elliott talk about the Essanay Studio and how it was to have a movie studio in Niles. Their daughter was Theo Overacker. Call Number : 2007.39.160.50 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond...
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Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : High amount of hiss and machine noise as recorded, voices occasionally difficult to hear. Content ends abruptly. Description : Anthony Bettencourt, born in 1916 and raised in Niles, talks about living on a farm and working on building the new bridge in Niles in 1935. He also talks about Frank "Fat" Rose who started a pottery sales business and the International Kitchen Restaurant which was later bought by Quernars. Call Number : 2007.39.160.47 Rights : Rights are owned by...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Description : At the dedication ceremony of the authentic re-building of the Higuera Adobe Dr. Robert Fisher speaks about six layers of history represented in the unique location of Washington Township, then about Spanish and Mexican land grants. Next Father Abeloe talks about the Higuera Adobe history as we know it. Call Number : 2007.39.160.17 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : Program recorded at very low level, especially Part 2. Description : Fred Dias came to Niles in 1905 and talks about memories of Essanay film and the actors. Fred also talks about living in a farming community. Fred's daughter, Winifred Enos is also present. Call Number : 2007.39.160.48 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by City of Fremont
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Description : Re-presentation of original recordings of the first Fremont City Council meeting Jan 23, 1956 with commentary by Dave Breninger recorded in 1969. Gerhart Burt recorded and interviewed the participants. Call Number : 2004.8.8.3a Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Fisher, Robert
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Note : Speakers recorded at different levels, occasionally inaudible. Description : Ed Chadbourne looks at pictures and discusses a few of the "old timers" including Wally Pond ( "Duck" Pond), Evelyn Telles, Doc Grimmer, Julia Rix, and also there's some info about the old winery that used to be on what's now Osgood Rd. at the corner of Washington Blvd. When Ed was a teenager, he talked about playing in the ruins of the winery, so it wasn't torn down for quite a few years...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Contreras, Richard
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Description : Hal and Marie talk about Niles and the Essanay personalities in the town of Niles. Call Number : 1996.3.12.11 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Fisher, Robert
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Note : Interviewee recorded at very low level. Description : Ernestine Ponsford is a descendant of the Alviso family of the Newark area. She remembers her relatives and family gatherings. Call Number : 1996.3.12.13 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
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Note : Datanich interview to 00:21:30 on Part 1. Lally interview begins at 00:21:34 on Part 1. Description : Mrs. Brenda Datanich, 89 years old, tells about people she knew and places in Drawbridge when they visited between1923 to 1940. Her husband hunted ducks there. Mrs. Rita Lolly, 77 years old, tells about what it was like to visit Drawbridge for weeks at a time. She tells about the Sprung Hotel, other residents, walking to Alviso on the tracks and other memorable incidents Call Number :...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Holmes, Philip
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Note : Phasing present on tape. High level of background noise. Cuts in tape throughout. Description : Allan Walton continues to lead a walking tour of Centerville where he was born and raised. Call Number : 2007.39.160.36 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Fisher, Robert
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Additional Title : Osman O. Slayton History Description : Earl MacIntosh talks about his grandfather, Osman O Slayton. He also tells about the building of the Blaisdell house, Centerville Presbyterian Church and some family stories. Call Number : 1996.3.12.34 Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Dedication ceremony of Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, March 22, 1969; 1st Fremont city council meeting in new civic center council chambers, March 29, 1969. Call Number : 2004.8.8.3b Rights : Rights are owned by Washington Township Museum of Local History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio cassette
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Buschke, Shirley
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Note:  On part 2, program cuts in and out at times on tape. Volume disparity between first and second part, user is advised to adjust volume accordingly. ; On Part 3, volume decreases at 00:08:55. On part 4, program cuts in and out at times on tape. Call Number:  2017.2.4; 2017.2.5 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Buschke, Shirley
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Note:  Part 2 has significantly lower levels than Part 1, user is advised to adjust volume accordingly. Call Number:  2017.2.3 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape